Father Figure. Copyright: BBC / Idil Sukan.

Father Figure

BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Jason Byrne, Karen Taylor, Pauline McLynn, Dermot Crowley, Matthew Fenton, Alexander Aze, Michael Smiley and Tim Downie.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Smart TV

Tom tries his hand at a bit of DIY ahead of a relaxing evening with his family. However, things are never straight forward where the Whyte family is concerned and it soon descends into mayhem.

Further details

Father Figure. Tom Whyte (Jason Byrne). Copyright: BBC / Idil Sukan.

Within hours, they are stranded in a lay-by and discover that they have left their youngest child, Drew, at home alone. While waiting for help to arrive, things take a turn for the worse, and they get into a spot of bother with the police.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 25th September 2013
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jason Byrne Tom Whyte
Karen Taylor Elaine Whyte
Pauline McLynn Mary Whyte
Dermot Crowley Pat Whyte
Matthew Fenton Dylan Whyte
Alexander Aze Drew Whyte
Michael Smiley Roddy
Tim Downie Tim Curtain
Guest cast
David Reed Brendan
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Helen
Thom Collett Quiet Joe
Richard Aloi Pizza Delivery Man
David McNeill Accident Alan
Marcus Adolphy Policeman
Writing team
Jason Byrne Writer
Laurence Howarth Writer (Additional Material)
James Kettle Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Littlefield Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Julia McKenzie Producer
Stephen McCrum Executive Producer


You can trust us

Tom is reminded why he can't trust his beloved sons sometimes.

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Featuring: Jason Byrne (Tom Whyte), Matthew Fenton (Dylan Whyte), Alexander Aze (Drew Whyte).

Gran is here!

Mary proves typically resourceful when Dylan gets hungry in the car.

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Featuring: Jason Byrne (Tom Whyte), Karen Taylor (Elaine Whyte), Pauline McLynn (Mary Whyte), Dermot Crowley (Pat Whyte), Matthew Fenton (Dylan Whyte), Alexander Aze (Drew Whyte), Michael Smiley (Roddy).


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